I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Welcome to the shadows of Shadow Shot Sunday!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher Rose (chubskulit) Gemma Wiseman

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
-- Katharine Hepburn

Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.
-- Sophia Loren

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekend Reflections

The place to see and share photographs of reflections!!  Thank you, James!!

Keep your feet on the deck, your hands on the tiller, your eyes on the horizon and your beer in the fridge!  ~B.E. Marshall
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  ~Native American Proverb

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sky Watch!!!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/  
Never a ship sails out of the bay
But carries my heart as a stowaway.
~Roselle Mercier Montgomery

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.  ~Isak Dinesen

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns

Pic of the Day

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.


No nursing home for these guys!! They'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!!
With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, per person, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble. I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night for two people. Breakfast is included and some have happy hours in the afternoon. That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.

Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.

Most have free toothpaste and razors and all have free shampoo and soap. $5 worth of tips a day and you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).

To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.
While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up!!
 It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today!! And you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.
Want to see Hawaii?? They have Holiday Inns there, too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem. The fix everything and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Inn has night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they'll call an ambulance ... or the undertaker.
If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will be happy to pay for the hip and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
An no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation.
The grandkids can use the pool.
Now -- what more could you ask for??

Monday, October 7, 2013

My World!!!

Time for Our World again!! This is a wonderful way to find, see and enjoy the beauty, the fun, the good and even the not so good things about our world today and to share them!! Hope you will join us!!  

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.  Carlos Castaneda
Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.  Helen Keller
The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.  Unknown

Sunday, October 6, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.   Dr. Seuss 

Happy Sunday!

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

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 Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

And always remember --
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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